Whether you’re overcoming loss or simply having a bit of a bumpy time negotiating life’s little niggles, Judy Hall shares 20 powerful gems thought to help you to heal your life…
With just a handful of crystals you can transform your life. Crystals uplift you, replenish your energies, create safe space and provide protection and heal your body, emotions, mind and soul. You can wear one or place them on your chakras (see the end of this article for an illustration) or in your environment. Choose the ones that resonates best with you. It’s important you always cleanse your crystals before and after use, and to ask your crystals to work with you.
Step one: Cleanse your crystals
If you are using a tumbled or robust crystal, place it in running water to cleanse it and then put it out in the sun for a few hours to recharge – white stones prefer moonlight. Alternatively, use a drop or two of purpose made crystal cleanse and recharge essence, such as Petaltone Clear2Light.
Fragile, clustered or layered stones can be place in brown rice overnight or in a candle flame. Then place in the sun, place on a Carnelian or spray with a crystal recharge essence.
Step two: Request the pleasure
Hold your crystal in your hands and state your intention, asking the crystal to work with you in the best possible way for healing, protection or whatever you need.
The Top 20 Crystals
1 Brandenberg Amethyst: My personal number one!
This is the one stone I’m never without; I’d take it to a desert island with me as my one luxury. Brandenberg Amethyst holds the perfect blueprint of All That Is.
The crystal is like a ladder to higher consciousness, it takes you into expanded awareness of multi-dimensions and connects to your guides and mentors. But it is also an immensely practical stone. As it holds the energy of amethyst, smoky and clear quartz; it is cleansing, re-energising, healing and highly protective for you and for the planet.
2 Eye of the Storm (Judy’s Jasper): The life support system
A major stress reliever, eye of the storm switches off the ‘fight or flight’ response. An all-round healer, it draws off toxicity, rebalances the cells and stimulates your immune system.
Holding the stone acts as a haven during upheavals, enabling you to remain calmly centred. This calming stone sustains you during challenging times, supporting during serious illness and regulating physical or emotional pain. It can also give you the ‘bird’s eye view’ of a situation. Wear it during any major trauma or simply to keep your life running smoothly.
3 Selenite: The Light Bringer
Crystallised divine light, ethereal white Selenite occupies the space between light and matter. It’s excellent for repairing and re-energising your aura and for keeping your energies pure.
Physiologically it works with the biochemical, chemical and electrical processes within the cells and the organs that make up the physical body. This stone can be used to create a protective grid around your home as it does not allow outside influences to penetrate. A large piece within the house ensures safe space and a peaceful atmosphere.
4 Black Tourmaline: The Ultimate Protector
Black Tourmaline absorbs anger, ill-wishing or jealousy from others. It also deflects negative energies and protects against geopollutants, such as electromagnetic fields and radiation, so wear it if you are electro-sensitive. A strong stone, it increases your physical vitality and stamina.
Gridding it round your bed helps you sleep and strengthens the immune system. Tape a small one to a mobile phone, place larger ones next to a computer, router or other source of EMFs. Place one between your house and source of radiation or EMF such as power lines.
5 Labradorite: The Spiritual Magnet
A wonderful energy protector that also pulls in spiritual power. An excellent crystal for healers, it enhances your intuition and empathy whilst creating an interface that prevents taking on other people’s problems, negative thoughts or toxic energies. It is the perfect stone for highly sensitive people.
6 Carnelian: The Energy Booster
A powerfully energising crystal, carnelian is a protection and good fortune amulet stone. It motivates you towards success in business and attracts abundance. Carnelian grounds and anchors you in your surroundings. It also protects against rage and resentment and increases your fertility and creativity.
This stone continually charges-up your energy – place it just below your navel and breathe the energy in. Vibrant orange carnelian energises the sacral chakra, overcoming impotence or frigidity, and restores vitality to the female reproductive organs boosting fertility. Keep one in your car to protect against road rage. Place one inside your front door to draw in abundance.
7 Shungite: The Anti-Pollutant Stone
Research has shown that shungite is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It boosts physical well-being and restores emotional equilibrium, Shungite transmutes stress into a potent energetic recharge. Wear it or place it on the source of EMF emissions, such as computers and cell phones, to eliminate their detrimental effect on sensitive human energy systems.
As shungite is a rapid absorber of negative energy and pollutants it needs to be cleansed very frequently. Wash it thoroughly and place out in the sun to recharge.
8 Bloodstone: The Immune Stimulator
One of the oldest healing stones used by humanity, bloodstone has long been associated with the blood and the kidneys. In crystal healing it purifies lymph, detoxifies the liver, improves circulation, strengthens the immune system and stimulates production of T-cells. The stone sedates when systems of the body are overactive and stimulates when under active.
It reduces irritability, aggressiveness, impatience and all forms of anger. Place one over your thymus (the centre of your upper chest) whenever your immune system needs to be activated.
9 Fluorite: The Mind Clearer
Fluorite enhances orderly thought, giving you mental clarity, promoting creativity and ensuring elegant communication. It clears mental influence if you are being overly affected by other people’s views or by your own outdated beliefs.
Fluorite can be used to heighten intuition. This is a protective crystal, especially on a psychic and psychological level. It also protects against computer and electromagnetic stress. Wear it or place it over your third eye.
10 Blue Lace Agate: The Communication Stone
If you find it difficult to express yourself blue lace agate is the stone for you. Wear it at your throat so that you can speak your truth and express yourself with clarity and assertiveness. This beautiful stone gently dissolves anger replacing it with profound peace.
It releases any suppressed feelings, and frees you from the judgement often inherent in parent-child relationships that can be a source of guilt and constriction in adult life. It is especially useful if you are a man who has been ridiculed for being sensitive, helping you to accept your gentle nature.
11 Sodalite: The ‘Don’t Panic’ Stone
Sodalite calms panic attacks and neutralises anxiety. Keep it in your pocket and hold it over your chest at the first sign. Breathe slowly and deeply counting to seven, holding the breath in for a count of six, and then breathing out for a count of five.
Sodalite is also an excellent stone to help you overcome your phobias. If you have an overly sensitive or defensive personality, sodalite releases the core fears and control mechanisms that underlie this problem and enhances your self acceptance and self-esteem.
12 Green Aventurine: The Energy Protector
A stone to keep your workplace safe and your energies high. Highly effective for absorbing electromagnetic smog and environmental pollution, Green aventurine also promotes empathetic leadership. This crystal defuses negative situations and turns them around. Place one at each corner of your desk, or in the drawers, if you have a co-worker who leaches your energy.
Resonating with the heart chakra, this stone acts as a heart protector and heart healer inducing a positive outlook on life. In addition, aventurine is a stone of prosperity, attracting abundance and good fortune into your life.
13 Red Jasper: The Passionate Stone
An excellent stone for stimulating your libido and prolonging sexual pleasure, red jasper energises and cleanses the base chakra. It revitalises your whole energy system. Hold one just below your navel and breathe in the energies to restore your vitality whenever you are flagging.
14 Flint: The Portal Stone
Common or garden flint is often overlooked but it is particularly useful if you find it difficult to keep your feet on the ground and your head out of the clouds. Wear it or keep it at your feet to anchor you to the planet. But be aware that flint is also a portal stone that can take you journeying into other realms.
15 Clear Quartz: The Master Healer
An extremely effective energy generator and powerful healing crystal clear quartz repairs and replenishes the aura and the whole body. It radiates energy into the environment or the physical body.
A deep cleanser on a physical and soul level, it dissolves karmic seeds and amplifies intuition. Keep one with you whenever you need to be soothed, energised or protected.
16 Smoky Quartz: The Detoxifier
Smoky quartz is an extremely efficient grounding and cleansing crystal. It rapidly draws off toxic energy. It is also protective, blocking geopathic stress and electromagnetic smog. The stone assists elimination and detoxification on all levels. It teaches you how to leave behind anything that no longer serves you.
This stone assists in tolerating difficulty times while maintaining your composure.
17 Citrine: The Prosperity Stone
This is a feel-good crystal. A vibrant energiser, it is a powerful cleanser and regenerator. Warming and highly creative it raises your self-esteem. Citrine absorbs, transmutes and dissipates toxic energy or conflict and is also protective for the environment. Keep one in your purse or cash box to generate prosperity.
18 Rose Quartz: The Ultimate Heart Healer
Gentle and loving, Rose Quartz is the perfect heart-healer and emotional nourisher. It is the master healer for the emotions. It teaches how to love and value yourself. Wear one over your heart so that you always have love with you.
This beautiful crystal releases unexpressed emotions and heals heartache, transmuting emotional conditioning that no longer serves you. It comforts grief and facilitates self-forgiveness and self-worth. It is excellent for de-stressing, soothing and stabilising.
19 Amethyst: The Spirit Stone
Amethyst is extremely powerful and protective with a high spiritual vibration. It has strong healing and cleansing powers. An effective balancer of mood and a natural tranquilliser, this powerful healing stone is extremely calming for your mind, assisting you to feel less scattered.
Traditionally it guards against ill-wishing or psychic attack, transmuting the energy. Placed on your third eye (centre of your forehead), amethyst enhances higher states of consciousness and spiritual awareness.
20 AnandaliteTM: The Higher Consciousness Gem
Anandalite is rare but well worth seeking out*. It generates massive bioscalar healing waves and activates your psychic and physical immune systems. Purifying and aligning the whole chakra system to higher frequencies, it is an excellent stone for sweeping around your body to re-energise your whole being. This stone deconstructs detrimental energy patterns and restructures your energies appropriately. It introduces the limitless possibilities multi-dimensional consciousness.